At a glittering ceremony at the Halston in Carlisle, hosted by TV presenter and journalist Cathy Newman, the cream of Cumbria's business community gathered to celebrate their successes. 

Here are the reigning champions - are you ready to vie for their titles? 

Winners and finalists
Robin Burgess Lifetime Contribution to Cumbria: John Grainger, executive director of BECBC

Businessperson of the Year: John Coughlan, TSP Engineering, Workington
Finalists: Michael Pemberton, BEC, Cleator Moor; Anand Puthran, McMenon Engineering Services, Workington

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Nicky Gordon, Genesis Homes, Penrith
Finalists: Lisa Dykes, iCan Health & Fitness CIC, Carlisle; Vanessa Lana Brown, VL Aesthetics, Carlisle

Apprentice/Trainee of the Year: Jasmine Scaife, Kaefer, Sellafield
Finalists: Alex Dawson, Wood/ i3 Decommissioning Partners, Sellafield; Daniel Jackson, Innovia, Wigton

Best Large Business:, Penrith
Finalists: i3 Decommissioning Partners, Sellafield; Bender UK, Ulverston

Best SME: Taylor and Braithwaite, Appleby
Finalists: More Handles, Carlisle; FlexMR, Milnthorpe

Best New Business: Genesis Homes, Penrith
Finalists: Lakeland Fleet Management, Carlisle; 32 West, Ulverston

Best Family Business: Stan Sherlock Associates, Carlisle
Finalists: Woodward SHE, Lillyhall; Scallywags, Carlisle

Best Professional Services Company: Responsive Limited, Workington
Finalists: Prospus Group, Carlisle; Bendles LLP, Carlisle

Best Tourism and Hospitality: Tullie House, Carlisle
Finalists: Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere; Pure Cottages Group, Windermere

Best Manufacturing: Clark Door, Carlisle
Finalists: McMenon Engineering Services, Workington; TSP Engineering, Workington

Flying the Flag for Cumbria: Clark Door, Carlisle
Finalists: English Lake District China Forum, Bowness; Trade Copiers, Penrith

Customer Service Excellence: Bender UK, Ulverston
Finalists:, Penrith; David Allen IT Solutions, Penrith/Carlisle

Best Innovation: Activf-ET, Dalston
Finalists: Bender UK, Ulverston; Innovia Films, Wigton

Best Green/Ethical Business: H&H Reeds, Penrith/Carlisle
Finalists: Ullswater ‘Steamers’, Glenridding; Newlands Adventure Centre, near Keswick

Best Community Involvement: Sealy UK, Aspatria
Finalists: Oxley Group, Ulverston; OneAIM, Moor Row

Best Marketing Strategy: James Cropper, Burneside
Finalists: Old Vicarage Residential Home, Grange-over-Sands; Lakeland Leather, Ambleside